I am Jewish. I am also 78 years of age. For the past 50 years, most of them as a journalist publishing in The Village Voice, Mother Jones, and other publications, I have stood against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza – Palestine. Israel has long been a fascist state. Certainly, in “the occupied territories,” it has long been fascist. And the 1948 expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians and the bulldozing of their villages was a vicious and evil act of ethnic cleansing. There is nothing that can exonerate Israel of its savage cruelty towards the captive population of Gaza. There is nothing that can exonerate Israel of its steady and illegal (under that quaint anachronism, international law) takeover by settlements of the West Bank. Americans who swear their allegiance to Israel ARE expressing dual allegiance: Ilhan Omar is right. Some Jews, fortunately, mainly young, are no longer in thrall to the disgusting justification-through-invocation-of-the-holocaust, of Israel. Do recall, however, that Israel has nuclear weapons and is pushing the US under Trump to wage war against Iran – something that, given the malignant guidance of John Bolton and the war criminal Elliot Abrams, could take place, with devastating consequences none of us can imagine.